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Our Autumn Bucket List

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Are you all having a lovely weekend? Our week has been a quiet one, go and have a peek at Our Weekly Round-Up if you fancy a read. We were supposed to get our new car this weekend but after a phone call it turns out we now have to wait until Monday. But it's only one more day...

I hope you have been enjoying the last few days of sunshine as from the way it looks outside Autumn is well on it's way. I love Autumn! Seeing the changing colours of nature, the fresh crisp air, layering up those Autumn clothes and the warming spiced smells - all in preparation for Christmas! Yay. Everything about Autumn is exciting and so in the name of this excitement and in the hopes that it inspires you, I'm writing our ultimate Autumn bucket list that will keep us busy.



Go to a pumpkin patch and pick our own pumpkin - I have never considered going pumpkin picking before. However, when I realised that there are so many places in Norfolk that have pumpkin patches it's an opportunity we cannot really miss.

Carve a pumpkin - who buys a pumpkin without have a go at carving one? After having a stab at it (see what I did there) we will the use our scary pumpkin to decorate our doorstep in preparation for trick or treaters. My plan is to use the insides of the pumpkin to try and made a Pumpkin Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting.
 
Jump in a pile of leaves remember how fun that was when you were a child?

Take Amelia trick or treating as she hasn't been yet. When I was a child my parents never agreed with trick or treating and whole begging at peoples door thing, however nowadays there are so many events put on for children and in some areas may they even host a trick or treat hunt in your local town centre.

Plan an Autumn scavenger hunt for Amelia and her friends. If this is something that you think you would do then Pinterest is great place to give you some inspiration for a hunt.

Get creative and make Autumn decorations - Amelia, like most children loves to keep her hand busy so what better way than to encourage her creativity than with Autumn decorations. It's a perfect way to teach your little one about the changing seasons whilst creating a masterpiece that you can keep forever, we have a large collection of Amelia's creative displays.

Smash potty training - We can do this...

Go to a fireworks display - In Norfolk there are so many great events and one that we go to every year is Fawkes in the Walks which is a free firework display. I was a little worried about taking Amelia last year but she enjoyed watching all the pretty colours and I am sure that this year won't be any different.

Plan a family getaway - November is a busy month for us as it's mine and Tony's birthday. This year we have decided to book some time off and go on a family getaway, unsure of the destination but as long as my family is with me I don't care. It's been a long time since we had a getaway.

Do you have an Autumn bucket list? If so, what's on yours? 
38 comments on "Our Autumn Bucket List"
  1. I adore Autumn, so much so I chose to get married in Autumn as I love the leaves falling and all the vibrant colours! For us here in Australia it is Spring now and I am excited to have the winter cold leaving us for a while. Enjoy all that Autumn has to bring! #EatsleepblogRT and #SundayBest

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    1. Some of our family are in Australia at the moment and are enjoying the spring weather. I am looking forward to our Autumn and I can't wait to keep busy.

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  2. I love this! What a great idea - you might have inspired a post from me on this ;) Have fun planning your get away! #bigpinklink

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    1. I see your post the other day what a great bucket list lovely! Hope you have lots of Autumn fun!

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  3. I love bucket lists! I definitely want to go pumpkin picking as well!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. The only thing is I have to locate a pumpkin patch and I am really struggling to find one. Watch this space!

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  4. We do several of these I love it. Ive never picked my own pumpkin though I think I'll have to google if somewhere near me does it. We have a brilliant local fireworks display & the kids love trick or treating. #bigpinklink

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    1. I think it's quite a recent activity that some families are doing, fingers crossed you will find one. The place that I know of is no longer keeping their pumpkin patch!

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  5. We do several of these I love it. Ive never picked my own pumpkin though I think I'll have to google if somewhere near me does it. We have a brilliant local fireworks display & the kids love trick or treating. #bigpinklink

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  6. Liking the sound of your Autumn list. It will be great to read all about your adventures. #SundayBest

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    1. Glad that you'll be coming back lovely. I am more than sure we will get up to lots of fun Autumn adventures!!!

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  7. Some great things to try out this Autumn! We also want to do pumpkin picking this year. I'm still undecided about trick or treating as we never did it as children, but my son is still too young this year anyway. Can't wait for fireworks night, we got married on fireworks night so it's a special time of year for us. Lots of places do noiseless displays for toddlers in our area which is great for little people! Good luck ticking off your list!#MarvMondays

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    1. Out local town centre does a trick or treat trail in the shops in town so maybe keep an eye out for something like that. I don't think many parents are keen on letting their children knock on neighbours doors in the UK!

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  8. Autumn is definitely my favourite season! I cannot wait :) Carving pumpkins is definitely one of my favourite things to do with the kids. #MarvMondays

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    1. I have never actually carved a pumpkin very well, it always looks a right mess. This year after we found a pumpkin patch I will try and create a masterpiece!

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  9. Great list. I've started on our Autumn to do list, so far I've booked the farm for pumpkin picking for Halloween and fireworks night is sorted. Only a few more left to tick off. Your Autumn scavenger hunt sounds like a lot pf fun for the kiddies, may have to steal this idea �� thanks for sharing x #MarvMondays

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    1. Being the geek in me loves organising things I am looking forward to create a scavenger hunt for my daughter and her friend. It will be good to see what they can find and get creative with them!

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  10. We love autumn. I'm looking forward to snuggling up in the warm, and reading some books in the evening when my daughter is sleeping! And I love cooking with pumpkin. #DreamTeam

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    1. Being cosy and a good book is my favourite past time in the Autumn. I can't wait! I have a few book reviews to do some I will definitely be busy!

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  11. I made myself a September Challenge List and so far so good! (see my blog post if you want to have a nosey) Yours sound so much more fun than mine! x #DreamTeam

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    1. Oooh yes I will pop over to have a sneek peek!

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  12. I hadn't really thought about autumn to be honest - although we do have Little B's second birthday which will be fun #marvmondays

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    1. Yes that does sound fun, do you have lots planned? I love a good birthday party!

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  13. A really wonderful Bucket List. I'd like to do pumpkin carving this year and maybe some Autumn decorations too but I'm not all that creative so we shall see. I hope you enjoy your family getaway too. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink xx

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    1. Pinterest will be your new best friend. There are so may great posts that will certainly give you inspiration. I'm over at pinterest.com/Mimiroseandme if want to look at my Autumn fun boards!

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  14. We love the Summer, so waving hello to autumn hasn't been Little Buttons fav thing over the last couple of weeks. I too would love to find a pumpkin patch to pick our own from. Looking forward to reading how you get on. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

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    1. Oh no. I guess everyone has a different taste when it comes to the seasons! Haha! I'm a winter baby!

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  15. Wow I never knew you could go Pumpkin picking - I am so doing this 😊😊 #eatsleepblogrt

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    1. Yes you need to find one, how much fun would it be?

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  16. What a great list, I've not written a bucket list for a while. You have inspired me. We pick our own pumpkins each year and also visit a little village which has their own pumpkin festival!! Stopping by from #MarvMondays

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    1. Yes go for it, let me know if you do and I will pop over and have a little gander!

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  17. Lovely autumn bucket list! Im just in the process of writing mine too :-) Cant wait to see you start checking things off your list. Good luck with the potty training and hope youre enjoying the new car! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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    1. Fab you'll have to let me know when you have written your bucket list lovely.

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  18. A great list of things to do. I really want to carve a pumpkin with the kids this year.
    #MarvMondays

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    1. I am more than sure that you children will have fun watching you.

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  19. What a fun list! I hope you get lots ticked off it. I definitely want to go to a pumpkin patch this year. Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

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    1. I am sure we will I can't wait to go pick a pumpkin with Amelia!

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  20. Ahh I love seasonal bucket lists! I want to go to a pumpkin patch this year too! Thanks for joining us at #SundayBest, hope to see you again tomorrow! x

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